Xbox One S Teardown Reveals More Improvements: 802.11ac Wifi Standard and SATA III Drive

Why were none of these advertised?

Posted By | On 03rd, Aug. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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More and more, it is sounding like Microsoft really undersold the Xbox One S, and the sheer extent to which it is an improvement over the original mode. Yesterday, we learnt that the console is technically capable of 4K output even for games, and that it had a minor spec bump over the original model– which was something that Microsoft chose not to advertise.

And now, a recent teardown of the system by iFixit reveals that there are more improvements still under the hood. The new Xbox One S apparently uses a SATA III hard drive, which is a step up from the SATA II types that the original model used. It also apparently has an 802.11ac standard Wifi chip, making the Xbox One’s Wifi compatibility the most advanced on the market.

Why changes like these were not advertised is anybody’s guess- but hey, at least it sounds like the console is selling well regardless, in spite of Microsoft’s rather baffling approach taken to marketing.

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  • Starman

    “Why were none of these advertised” ? ……They were , but all of you fanboy journalists (and your pathetic followers) mentioned it even tho you knew. ( I knew like a lot others , and we’re not in the industry) Stop the BS .

    • LDS

      That’s just so typical Xbox Fanboy’s reaction lol

  • LDS

    I guess SATA was not the focus of advertisement since it didn’t have noticeable impact on loading time. And it’s not that you can replace hdd like PS4 so that makes it more irrelevant. The SATA upgrade is what just happened to come along with change in architecture since anything below III is just too old now.

  • LDS

    I guess SATA was not the focus of advertisement since it didn’t have noticeable impact on loading time. And it’s not that you can replace hdd like PS4 so that makes it more irrelevant. Not to mention, the install time is still way too slow even on S lol.
    The SATA upgrade is what just happened to come along with change in architecture since anything below III is just too old now.

    • Israel Ruelas

      Load time on the ps4 is just as bad if not worse. So why even bring up the ps4??

    • LDS

      Do you even know what I mean when I say replace hdd?
      FYI, it means you can add SSD and make full advantage of SATA III which XB isn’t capable of. And game installation is way much faster on PS4 regardless of storage. That’s the fact whether you like it or not

    • Jaedre

      Technically you CAN swap the HDD to a SSD but it will void warranty

    • efnet

      Why do that when you can just use an external ssd?

    • LDS

      Takes up a space I guess? anyway, I never said one method is better than one another. I am pointing out XB having SATA III means nothing unless it supports internal hdd replacement like ps4.

    • efnet

      You obviously have some sort of mental complex, I didn’t bash you or anyone else about anything, and FYI I have both ,
      Look your excuse of taking up space just sounds ridiculous lol face it man you blew it on this one ….
      Swaping an internal vs plugging in a drive is pretty much the same exact thing…

    • Dotcum22

      Nope not all ever thought about that people place there consoles sometimes In places were you can’t hook up anything external. Like my ps4 and x1 are up against the wall with the cables worked away in a box next to it
      No way I can attach a external hdd I would not even want it I prefer internal

    • LDS

      You can always swipe back the original hdd if you need rma or something. There is no warranty protection sticker or anything

    • Jaedre

      Yup you’re right

    • Mr Xrat

      Try harder.

  • LDS

    sigh… I assume you dont even know what SATA is. It has nothing to do with XB supporting external hdd or anything whatsoever.

    • efnet

      I know exactly what sata is , I’m just pointing out that it’s seriously irrelevant to draw a comparison between the ability to swap drives in a ps4 vs not being able to with the xbox, because the xbox has the external option which is relatively similar to one swaping internal. But I get it though, you’re a pathetic fanboy reaching for straws .

    • LDS

      LMAO. You’re saying that you understand what Sata is, but you think bringing up XB being able to connect external hdd through USB is valid point??
      Okay. Then tell me how Sata upgrade to III and USB connection are related to each other. Come on. Teach me you almighty XB salty fanboy

  • Mr Xrat

    Just things that have reduced in price enough to be included in mass-produced electronics like this. At least MS has the honesty not to overhype it unlike their idiot fanbase.

  • Psionicinversion

    sata 3 has no impact as no mechanical hard drive can come anywhere close to it. 7200rpm mechanicals can burst read to like 120MB a sec for a short time. sata 2 has a maximum capacity of 300MB/s. sata 3 600MB/s As for the wifi having ac isnt really useful unless your transferring large amounts of data. i suppose its main use is increased range but none of those things are useful for a gaming console as a selling point.

  • Dotcum22

    And still no its not possible how it’s positioned
    So you can be the expert that knows it all but still it remains not possible plus lol even then internal looks much nicer with no cables sticking out in the front (ps4)

    • efnet

      I would love to see how it’s positioned …..please take a picture of it and show me…

    • efnet

      Still waiting…..

    • Dotcum22

      keep on waiting i am not going to do so much effort to show it to you. Look up PS4 wall mount and you can see how it looks like. funny when people think they know everything

    • efnet

      What’s even funnier is people who are 100% full of sh*t… Look man you don’t have to lie to me, it’s not that serious ….I’ve never really had an issue with you or anything but I can’t stand people who lie about silly stuff just to validate their own point ….
      Don’t bother replying cause you’re blocked ….

    • Dotcum22

      #care


 

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